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Solidarity and Prosocial Behavior

An Integration of Sociological and Psychological Perspectives

Fetchenhauer, D., Flache, A., Buunk, A.P., Lindenberg, S.M. (Eds.)

2006, XV, 250 p.

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The topic of prosocial behavior (e.g. fairness, solidarity, and altruism) has recently shifted back into the center of attention in a variety of disciplines, ranging from economics across sociology and psychology towards biology. It is now a well-accepted fact in all human sciences that human behavior is not always governed by egotism and selfish motives. Unfortunately, this does not explain why humans also act blatantly selfish and are blind to the suffering of others.

This book is a response to the quandary. It brings together leading researchers in sociology and psychology to explain human egotism and altruism using not only their area of study but also bringing in research from economics and biology. Since this work brings together the research of many different disciplines, a complete account of solidarity and prosocial behavior is presented.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Institution - Integration - Nation - behavior - conflict - education - human behavior - interdependence - personality - psychology - sociology

Related subjects » Personality & Social Psychology - Social Sciences

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Solidarity and Prosocial Behavior: A Framing Approach.- Micromechanisms.- Prosocial Behavior, Solidarity, and Framing Processes.- Learning and Framing in Social Exchange.- Perceptions of Prosociality and Solidarity in Self and Others.- Personality and Socialization.- Personality and Solidary Behavior.- The Development of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior in Adolescence.- Social Context: Networks and Social Exchange.- The Ultimate Betrayal? Infidelity and Solidarity in Close Relationships.- Understanding the Joint Effects of Interdependence and Diversity on Solidarity in Work Teams.- Institutional Content.- Employees’ Organizational Solidarity within Modern Organizations: A Framing Perspective on the Effects of Social Embeddedness.- Sustaining the Motivation to Volunteer in Organizations.- Cultural Context.- Ethnic Identity and Solidarity with Functional Groups.- Solidarity in the Absence of External Sanctions: A Cross-Cultural Study of Educational Goals and Fair-Share Behavior.- Wealth, Climate, and Framing: Cross-National Differences in Solidarity.- Outlook.- How to Explain Prosocial and Solidary Behavior: A Comparison of Framing Theory with Related Meta-Theoretical Paradigms.

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